The 4th European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting attracted 18,000 healthcare professionals and was held in the Fiera Internacional de Lisboa.
Chairman for the Portuguese Diabetes Society and President of the Organisation Committee for the congress, Dr Luis Gardete Correia, told Lusa News Agency: “This is the largest medical congress ever held in Portugal”.
Gardete said the hotels in Lisbon are fully booked and some delegates have had to stay in accommodation up to 100km away.
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AUSTRALASIA - The 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, honoured colleagues killed when the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine on 17 July, at a memorial at the conference's outset.